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Drive Unit momentarily lost power

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mokuzai, Aug 28, 2017.

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  1. Mokuzai

    Mokuzai Member

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    I took an opportunity for some spirited acceleration and almost immediately after I floored it, it felt like all power got cut to the drive unit. There weren't any errors or messages and as soon as I let off the pedal a bit power returned and was able to accelerate again.

    Has anybody ever experienced something like this?

    2017 MS 75 RWD took delivery in June
     
  2. apacheguy

    apacheguy S Sig #255

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    Traction control can cause this but there should be a warning indicator.
     
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  3. cab

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    Sounds like typical traction control intervention behavior...especially on a RWD car. II can do it at will in my P85+ if I floor it from a stop (which I haven't really done since I first got it)...from a roll, its got the best traction of any of my previous higher horsepower RWD cars.
     
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  4. Red_DS

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    Search this forum for “Obstacle detected. Power reduced” (or something similar) thread. That could be what happened here.

    I’m on mobile so I can look for and post it later if you don’t find it.
     
  5. Mokuzai

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    I believe it is as @apacheguy and @cab said that it is the traction control. I didn't see any error alerts at the center bottom of the dash but may not have noticed a small icon in the upper right in the moment when trying to figure out what happened.

    Thanks all!
     

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